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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

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In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

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Dave Bullock (as David Bullock)

Writers:

Stan Berkowitz, Darwyn Cooke (additional material) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Boreanaz ... Hal Jordan / Green Lantern (voice)
Miguel Ferrer ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barry Allen / The Flash (voice)
John Heard ... Ace Morgan (voice)
Lucy Lawless ... Wonder Woman (voice)
Kyle MacLachlan ... Superman (voice)
Lex Lang ... Rick Flag (voice)
Phil Morris ... King Faraday (voice)
Kyra Sedgwick ... Lois Lane (voice)
Brooke Shields ... Carol Ferris (voice)
Jeremy Sisto ... Batman (voice)
Joe Alaskey ... Bugs Bunny (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Sportscaster (voice)
Corey Burton ... Abin Sur / Ray Palmer (voice)
Townsend Coleman ... Dr. Magnus (voice)
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Storyline

Adapting the award-winning DC Comics miniseries DC: THE NEW FRONTIER by Darwyn Cooke, Justice League: The New Frontier spins a tale of the DC Universe in the 1950s, focusing on test pilot Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) and the Martian Manhunter. The story also features other DC characters, including Barry Allen (the Flash), Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and many more. Written by Andrew Laubacher

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Rated PG-13 for violent content/images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Justice League: The New Frontier See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Very Good, but needed more
28 November 2008 | by restin_himSee all my reviews

I will start by telling people that this film is NOT for those of you who are not comic fans. I will also say that this film is not for people who are just fans of the DC animated universe (yes people the original GL and the current GL in the comics are not African American). Those who come at this film from outside those worlds will be very disappointed because this is about the original incarnation of the JLA set in the actual time in which the heroes would have formed the team.

With that out of the way on with the review.

I must say I was greatly excited about this film. I love the original story and how it perfectly showed us the creation of the current heroes we love.

The movie did a fantastic job of capturing the art style of the book and showing it in motion. The characters looked just like their original versions from the 50's and 60's comics making it a treat to my years of collection.

The voice acting was a mixed bag at times. Some characters were perfectly done and others were hit and miss at times. The greatest example of this is David Boreanaz as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. At times he had the character down and then a line would slip in that you could tell he just read instead of acted. This was a problem because Hal Jordan/Green Lantern was the focus for most the story. Over looking his flaws the rest of the cast did a good job, especially Jeremy Sisto as Batman and Neil Patrick Harris as Flash.

The biggest flaw with the film is that it was to short. While the makers were faithful to the story some what the main reason it deviated and we missed out on some essentials was because of how short the film was. many of the things that would have helped the film bridge the gap between fans of the book and new comers were left out because there just wasn't time. We needed more of the story to help us grasp everything that was happening (unless you read the book) and we never got it.

While I liked this movie I suggest that DC and WB get rid of the time limitations and just make a quality movie. If they can do that they will bring in many more fans.


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